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Hello Fellow Online Partners,
It has been many weeks since we last saw each other and social distancing seems like it will continue to be going on for another long while.  Let’s keep in touch until we can get back to being together at the library or at Vimont Center for the Art Course. And when restaurants open again, I will be the 1st to make the 1st reservation at Scores!!!!

Saturday, May 30 we had a space lift off and voyage to the International Space Station. I add this link for you to see the space race. Watch it and let me know what you think. Launch Updates

Check out the B.I.R.D.S Facebook page I added a few pictures! It is a private page and if you can’t get in, write to Michelle she is the administrator.

Keep well, stay safe and write me!

Here is a Science program for everyone! You just click on the day and time you are interested in and Science comes to life. Watch for the Eastern time! Please let me know which ones you liked. Looking forward to watching. Just click it here

Hello Onliners!

Yes, we are still home and I bet you’re wondering what to do? I am sending you some amazing stuff this week. Check out everything here!!!
Armen sent me a link to a YouTube video about an amazing new interactive comic book:

Yesterday I watched a live Zoom presentation by McGill’s Astronomy department to show us what it is like to be viewing the South Pole. Three cosmologists showed us their slides and how they survived Wind Chill temperatures of -142 Fahrenheit!  I will add a few pictures here but I have also added many pictures to our BIRDS Facebook page, check it out also!

Here is a wonderful video from NASA showing the night sky: What’s Up – May 2020. Really nice to see the planets and how well NASA explains everything.

Enjoy all this stuff! From Online Mona…

Mona Arsenault

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Hello Everyone,
What a wonderful day it is today! 50 years of caring for our EARTH 🌎 check out this link: NASA Space Place: Earth, it is amazing! Answers from NASA to everything about EARTH! Also check the other links for more fun activities from NASA.

Thank you all for being a part of Volunteer Appreciation Week. It was wonderful seeing Kosal and Jonathan G on Zoom. If any of you want to join me on Zoom I can arrange a time and a place. Please answer me, it has been a very long month with so little contact.  This weekend we were supposed to have a Laval Library outing! Have a special treat today and I will too. Zoom would be very nice 👍 Online

~ Mona


Earth Day 50 Years Young!!!

Explore the collection at the link below, plus check out more Earth Day resources from NASA.
Explore Earth Day Activities

More from Learning Space With NASA at Home
More Earth Day Resources NASA Space Place: Earth – Explore videos, games and articles all about Earth for kids in grades 3-6.
NASA Climate Kids – Kids in grades 3-6 can learn about our changing planet through the eyes of NASA missions studying Earth.Earth Day at Home With NASA – Explore all the ways you can participate in Earth Day at home with NASA.

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CDC Vimont and The Learning Exchange are closed to all TLE members, including volunteers, students and staff until May 1st.

The peace of mind, health and well-being of our volunteers, learners, staff and community partner organizations and schools is our top priority. The Learning Exchange will be postponing, until further notice, ALL activities and tutoring, specifically:

  • all tutoring sessions: morning, afternoon and evenings (individualized and class)
  • all in-person meetings
  • all daycare/pre-k visits
  • all outings
  • all volunteer school visits
  • all workshops 
  • all storytime events

Check here for up-to-date information and communications from:

SWLSB Communications

Letter from Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board:

Dear Parents/Guardians/Employees,

We hope this update finds you well and that you are taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. We wish to thank you for your patience and collaboration over this past week. We understand that the current situation can create uncertainties and challenges, but we are confident that, together, we will get through this unprecedented situation. Read more

The following measures remain in effect by SWLSB:

Schools/centres and daycares will be closed to students until May 1st.

With the exception of essential staff, no one will be permitted to enter the school/centre buildings during this closure, including to pick up personal belongings, until further notice.

All meetings and activities scheduled in SWLSB schools/centres, at the head office building, or that require the presence of our school board personnel are cancelled.

TLE will continue to follow the news and any directives of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board to keep you informed. We have also updated the calendar on our website and will work to reschedule events and activities in the near future. 

Anyone wishing to obtain information on the COVID-19 situation in Québec is invited to visit the website Québec.ca/coronavirus.COVID-19 Toolkit

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

Mona Arsenault: TLE President

Darlene Brown: TLE Executive Director

Enza Ciampanelli: TLE Office Manager 

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What is the Common Core Basic Education Program?

The Common Core Basic Education Program is the result of decisions taken by the Ministère de l’Éducation et Enseignement Supérieur / MEES with respect to the education reform in Québec.

It consists of 13 programs of study in the first phase of adult general education, known as Common Core Basic Education.

These programs of study are made up of courses spanning three levels: Literacy, Presecondary and Secondary Cycle One.’’

All Adult General Education services and programs of study of the 2016-2017 school year have been described in a reference document produced by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.

An electronic version of this document is available on the website of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur at www.education.gouv.qc.ca

In Mathematics, the new Adult General Education curriculum will be mandatory as of the next school year meaning that all old codes will be depleted as of June 30th, 2017.

Please, note that all students are now registered in CCBE programs of study.

In Mathematics, please find in the tables below the correspondence between the old codes and the new codes:

MTH P015-1 MTH-B213-4    Arithmetic and Money                                                                     Natural numbers
􀂃Monetary concepts
􀂃Arithmetic operations Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
MTH P017-1          MTH P019-2 MTH-P101-4   Arithmetic and Personal Finances                                              Whole numbers and decimals
􀂃 Ratios and percentages
􀂃 Proportional relations
􀂃 Financial concepts
NONE MTH-P102-3    Sense of Space and Time                                                                 Space
􀂃Relationship between space and time
􀂃Decimals and ratios
􀂃Proportional relationships
MTH P021-1          MTH-P103-2   Sets and Statistics                                                                                  Sets
􀂃Statistical distributions
􀂃Mixed numbers
MTH P016-1          MTH P018-2 MTH-P104-4   Geometric Representations                                                             Plane figures
􀂃 Measurements
􀂃 Decimals and ratios
􀂃 Proportional relationships
MTH 1005-1             MTH 1006-2               MTH 1007-2 MTH-1101-3   Finance and Arithmetic                                                                  Rational numbers
􀂃 Proportional relations
􀂃 Financial concepts
􀂃 Sets and statistics
MTH 2008-2          MTH-1102-3   Statistics and Probability                                                                    Data collection
􀂃Statistical distributions
MTH P020-1          MTH 2006-2 MTH-2101-3   Algebraic Modelling                                                                                Basic algebra
􀂃Perimeter, area, volume
MTH 2007-2          MTH-2102-3 Geometric Representations and Transformations                                                                      

􀂃Geometry of transformations
􀂃Plane figures
􀂃Proportional relationship

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